Adaptations politiques et culturelles des sociétés à forte criminalité

Translated title of the contribution: New challenges for the social sciences in relation to deviance and the control of deviance: Political and cultural adaptations to serious crime

David Garland

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    The Culture of Control presents an historical study about the social, penal and political changes and adaptations that have occurred over the last thirty years (from the 1960s to the 1990s) that I have called «the late modernity ». The causes of these transformations are in underlying structural forces (the coming of late modernity, free-market, conservatives politics, etc.) mat have given the reconfiguration of penal justice, from welfare to a most punitive type, but also social and behavioural changes. So, the developed countries' governments, with their public opinion support, developed punitive penal politics, like the USA and the UK, whereas their societies develop a «crime complex ».

    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)387-403
    Number of pages17
    JournalDeviance et Societe
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2007



    • Avoidance behaviours
    • Fear of crime
    • High crime society
    • Late modernity
    • Organizing principle
    • Puntttve measures

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Cultural Studies
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Law

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